Friday, May 20, 2011

Its Friday, Friday, Friday....

How has every one's week been going? Are you happy its Friday? I am. I am off tomorrow and going peach picking with my baby. :) I know some people think that's lame but whatever. Its fun to me. I am already thinking about the things I am going to make with them. Pie, cake, streusel, maybe some jam. Who knows? Well, I am over the disappointment of my team losing. Strawberry cupcakes helped a little. hee hee! Who doesn't get a little happy when they have a little sweetness? It's the perfect dessert for the spring. I good use for all of those beautiful strawberries we are seeing all over the place.
They look delicious, don't they? Are you craving one yet? Any hoo, I promised to share the recipe yesterday so here goes.
Strawberry Cupcakes
adapted from Cheryl Day's recipe of old fashioned cupcakes

  • 1 3/4 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c of strawberry puree (made from fresh strawberries)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line cupcake pans with paper liners; set aside.
Combine in a bowl both flours, sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix on low speed until combined for about 3 minutes. Add in cubed butter, mixing until just coated with flour.
Add eggs 1 at a time until combined. Slowly add milk and vanilla to batter until completely mixed scraping down the bowl as you mix.
Scoop batter into baking cups filling to almost full. Bake until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 20-25 minutes depending on your oven.
Let cool on wire rack and frost with your favorite frosting. I used my banana cream cheese frosting. YUM!

It was delicious and it helped me to get over the loss by my team. There is always next year! I hope everyone is having a good day:)


  1. Peach picking sounds like so much fun! We are an apple picking family. It's a tradition and no matter how young the kids are, we tote them out and pick apples in the fall. We were recently thinking about picking berries, but peaches sound even better to me! But, maybe we'll pick up some berries on the way home to make these..because...yes...they look delicious!

    Happy Friday!

  2. I have never been apple picking but that sounds like fun too! I think picking any of your own fruit makes the desserts taste that much better:) I hope you have a great weekend!


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